Must Be!!! :D!(NFM)
Posted by Haley on September 18, 1997 at 13:06:28:
In response to Re: JE/FP, written by Kathy F. on September 18, 1997 at 08:53:43
] ] ] Henry, isn't there some speculation that, much as Charlotte Bronte couldn't stand Austen's novels, Fanny might have been a model, even if a subconsicous one, for Jane Eyre?
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Amy -- A general yes to the question in your subject line (though I would phrase it more as "JE is a Fanny with something of a fiery temperament, who will on occasion openly express her fellings of resentment, etc...").
On your other question, Charlotte B. implied that she hadn't read any Austen novels before Dec. 1847 / Jan. 1848, after the first publication of Jane Eyre -- and there is no evidence that I know of that she read Mansfield Park at all (only P&P and Emma).
] Then, great minds think alike?
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